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Legg-calve-perthes' Disease
Juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the head of the femur is also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. In this condition, blood supply to the ball of the femur is cut off and the bone dies. It primarily affects young boys. More »
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Legg believed the cause was impairment of blood supply to the femoral epiphysis, Calve believed rickets, and Perthes deduced an ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legg-calve-perthes-disease/basics/causes/con-20035572

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs when too little blood is supplied to the ball portion of the hip joint (femoral head). Without an adequate blood supply, this ...

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Jul 10, 2015 ... Legg-Calve-Perthes disease usually occurs in boys 4 through 10 years old. There are many theories about the cause of this disease, but little is ...

www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/legg-calve-perthes-disease/symptoms-and-causes

Learn more about the symptoms and causes of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease from Boston Children's Hospital hip specialists.

emedicine.medscape.com/article/1248267-overview

May 8, 2017 ... Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is avascular necrosis of the proximal femoral head resulting from compromise of the tenuous blood supply ...

rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6874/legg-calve-perthes-disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is usually not caused by genetic factors ( thus is usually not inherited ), but there are some cases where LCPD affects more  ...

ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/legg-calve-perthes-disease

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a bone disorder that affects the hips. Usually, only one hip is involved, but in about 10 percent of cases, both hips are affected.

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Causes. The symptoms of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease develop due to damage to the growing portion (epiphysis) of the upper end of ...

www.merckmanuals.com/home/children-s-health-issues/bone-disorders-in-children/legg-calv%C3%A9-perthes-disease

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease can cause severe hip damage without causing significant symptoms at first. The severe damage may, however, lead to permanent ...